FIFA World Cup 2018 is mostly about football and a bit about making a fashion statement. Like every four years, this edition of the football World Cup once again has several international stars sporting a number of styles but it is Neymar, perhaps, who has taken the lead in going a little too overboard.
Neymar came out for Brazil's first match of the tournament - against Switzerland, sporting a blonde lock of hair. Messy on top (we mean the style) and shaved short on the sides, the Brazilian striker may have thought he looked a dapper. Twitter though mostly felt it looked like a bowl of pasta on top of his head.
Neymar's world cup haircut inspiration pic.twitter.com/5AzCJTIz5C
— Magembe Herrera ?? (@M_Sungwa) June 17, 2018
Good pot noodle this pic.twitter.com/Rz8kqEs75B
— Jack (@jdwba) June 17, 2018
Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar all with 1 point from their opening game. One's being called the GOAT, the other a flop and the last one has a bowl of pasta for a haircut.
— Sameer (@Sameer_R13) June 17, 2018
— ??????????????Jordan Flintoft?????????????? (@jordan_flintoft) June 17, 2018
— Ahmed Saleban (@AhmedozOfficial) June 17, 2018
— IggyPomp (@IgorPomper) June 17, 2018
Haircuts though hardly help define how skilled a player is. And when it comes to skills, Neymar is known to have oodles of it. Just that he could not bring all of it to the field against Switzerland - a side that especially targeted him and kept him in check. While many feel Neymar was guilty of overacting at the slightest touch, it mattered little - one way or the other - in the end.